'Belfast' views The Troubles through a child's eyes : Pop Culture Happy Hour Belfast is nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture and best director for Kenneth Branagh. The film is loosely based on Branagh's own childhood as he came of age during The Troubles in 1969 and 1970. Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds are up for best supporting actress and best supporting actor, respectively, and it's also nominated for best sound and best original song for Van Morrison's "Down To Joy".

'Belfast' views The Troubles through a child's eyes

'Belfast' views The Troubles through a child's eyes

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Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench, Jude Hill, and Lewis McAskie in a scene from Kenneth Branagh's Belfast. Focus Features hide caption

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Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench, Jude Hill, and Lewis McAskie in a scene from Kenneth Branagh's Belfast.

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Belfast is nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture and best director for Kenneth Branagh. The film is loosely based on Branagh's own childhood as he came of age during The Troubles in 1969 and 1970. Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds are up for best supporting actress and best supporting actor, respectively, and it's also nominated for best sound and best original song for Van Morrison's "Down To Joy".